10 Strange Reasons I’m Competing On Stage + My 9 Days Out Pic

By Vince Del Monte, WBFF Pro Fitness Model, Certified Fitness Trainer and Nutritionist and author of No Nonsense Muscle Building.

10 Strange Reasons I Decided To Get On Stage & Compete at Brian Cannone’s Fitness Atlantic Championships This Saturday April 16th in Connecticut

If it’s been said before, it’s been said 937 times – if you want to succeed, you are going to have to take chances.

Take the turtle for example. Poor creature moves as fast as a stone. If he wanted, he could stay inside his shell all day and relax. But it knows it’s missing out on the action; so the turtle sticks its head out and does something about it.

When we stay complacent with our lives, or pass up on opportunities we are interested in, we are the ones relaxing inside the shell. We are missing out on the action. But if you stick your neck out of the shell, there are so many possibilities waiting for you.

Memorize this:

“Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.”

- James Bryant Conant

10 Strange Reasons I’m Competing On Stage…

1. I believe I only make progress in life when I stick my neck out. Not just my neck but I’ll be sticking out every body part for the world to either critique or applaud.  Contrary to what you might think, it’s not normal for the majority of physique athletes to prance around the stage in virtually no clothing while a panel of judges scores you on your overall marketability, physique, stage presence, level of confidence, overall health, symmetry, colour, choice of clothing and probably a few more things I’m missing.  So by getting up on stage – believe me when I say I’m OUTSIDE MY COMFORT ZONE.  Now the key is to become a different character and put on a show so that on lookers have no idea I’m actually nervous inside!

2. I don’t believe in competing unless I know I can or will look better than my last show. To me, competing over and over while bringing the same physique to the stage is like running  a 5km road race in the same finishing time.  Where is the improvement?  I compete to take my body to new heights and to win.  I don’t treat a physique competition like a recreational activity or hobby.  It’s a sport and I treat it like a full time professional athlete.

3. I want to win my Pro Fitness Model Status so I can compete against the best of the best August 27th at the World WBFF Championships in Toronto, Ontario.  I believe I need to get first place this weekend (and you never know who’s going to show up at these shows… guys come out of the wood works!) and in physique competitions anything can happen!  A lot of people ask me who I look up to and their is a small handful of physique athletes I’ve grown to know personally, whom I consider friends and guys who keep me focused on my goals because their bodies are so inspirational.  Who are they?  “Six Pack” Artus Shakur, Rob Riches and Obi Obadike.  These guys are all first class gentleman and I would be honoured and humbled to be on the same stage with all of them one day!  I could name off a series of other guys who are truly in a class of their own and would be honoured to compete against them but I don’t want them to know I’m spying on them too :) I am a true competitor so would love to see how I fair against the best of the best.  If you think you have a body that can compete with the best fitness model physiques in the world, check out http://www.wbffshows.com for more info.  This is the organization that has impressed me the most, does the most for the athletes, hosts in great venues, gives away decent prizes and attracts the highest caliber of athlete.

4. I want to hit 4.5% body fat. I have not been in “contest shape” (5-7% body fat range) since June 2008 when I competed last.  I guess you could say I got the competition bugand after watching one of my training partners, Artus Shakur, compete last September and earn his Pro Status, I told myself, “I can do this too and I’m going to give this a serious shot.”  I also brought a coach into the picture, an IFBB PRO BODYBUILDER who was a huge investment and has dialed my body in perfectly.  I’ve learned so much by working with a coach instead of doing it on my own this time.  I can’t image preparing for a show on my own ever again.  I can’t wait to see how he gets me dry to the bone by Saturday!

5. One of my life-time achievement goals is to land a coveron either Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Status, REPS, Inside Fitness, Muscle & Fitness or any other fitness mag.  It’s easy to get featured inside the magazine but it’s completely different to land a cover.  The fitness industry is similar to all organizations and it’s often not “How you look but who you know!”  Competing at the big shows, meeting the organizations, athletes, photographers and inside contacts can go a long way and speed things alone.  Just like any business, people want to do business with their friends and people they know so you got to become friends and meet the people that can pull the trigger for you.  The day after the show I’ll be shooting with Jason “The King Of Covers” Ellis, GW “The Edge” Burns and Leigh “Style” Hagan.  Three big name guys that I want to make very easy to photograph me.

6.  I’m the only guy on the Internet who believes you can BLOW BEYOND YOUR GENETIC POTENTIAL so better believe that I’m going to live up to that message and disprove any monkey who says otherwise. It’s not just a cute saying to sell more of my programs – it’s something I truly believe and by taking my body to new levels I’m living proof (even after I’ve been training for almost 10 years in the gym now) that you can shatter and shred your goals from limb to limb.   I am the face of my mantra: LIVE LARGE.  I would never tell you to LIVE LARGE if I didn’t live out the message myself.

7. My beautiful wife, Flavia, has never seen me on stage prancing around and squeezing my glutes in front of a huge crowd. My wife keeps saying, “Any guy can get a six pack Vinny… I want to see you get a eight pack!”  She’s not kidding and believes in me that much.  I won’t let her down.    I have to give her this pleasure at least once in her life to drool all over a shredded eight pack!  She’s also never seen me shredded and diced so this will be a super fun experience!  She’s seen me “lean” but she’s never seen veins coming out of my chest, lower abdomen and I’m even starting to get lines on my glutes!  I really want to make her proud.

8. I’ll be in the best shape of my life by April 16th! Not a bad way to start the year eh? The 2011 Fitness Atlantic Championships are being held early in the year so Im going to be sitting at sub 5% body fat by mid April. I plan on doing another show, April 30th in Quebec and will be competing with a few of my training partners.  And meet organizer, Brian Cannone who’s an amazing guy, has brought in P90X creator Tony Horton to the event so I’m really hoping I can meet him (I look up to Tony for all he’s done and how he looks at 52 years of age) and shoot some vids with him.

9. I successfully bulked up my body to almost 230 lbs in November and December of 2010 and it’s time to reveal the freak and show the world what I really look like after all the water and fat is stripped off my body. Every athlete knows whether they bring their best or not and I can say I’ve never brought my absolute best to the stage.  This April 16th, I’m going to show the world what a real man looks like and reveal the freak, the savage beast, the ultimate warrior, an untamed barbarian… the heart throb Vinny D is going to show the world what it means to LIVE LARGE!  My goal is to come in under 5% body fat which will be a life time achieve accomplishment for me.  In the picture on this page I’m 199 lbs and 6.4%  I’m training like a wild pitbull right now to get the last few grams (not pounds) of fat off.  Oh yeah, their is NO SUCH THING as stubborn fat.  Fat is fat.  If you’re not lean, you simply have MORE fat to lose.

10.  This year I’m working on my hardcopy book deal and want to be the model for the exercises! Yes, majorly exciting stuff and I want to be the model for the book that will perform the exercise shot list.  This means I want to bring my best physique to the shoot and ensure I’m happy with the pictures for a long time to come.  Transformation pictures are powerful and can be used to market yourself for a lifetime.  I’ll never become that guy who uses the same “after” pictures from ten years ago! Heck, they are still using Arnold’s pics to sell magazines and his pics were taken 30+ years ago!

Wish me luck and if you live in the Connecticut area, here is the event information to get yourself some tickets and to see me BRING IT!   I’ll be on stage at 12pm for the pre judging and 6pm for the finals.  Click here to come and watch.

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71 thoughts on “10 Strange Reasons I’m Competing On Stage + My 9 Days Out Pic

  1. 99% of haters are just people who have not even started to do anything about reaching their fitness goals, so they tell everyone else that those people who succeed are cheating -.-

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  2. You didn’t place because you didn’t deserve to place stop making excuses for yourself and blaming the judges.

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  3. I fully agree with Hunter!
    He wrote it not from his own mind, but loaned the words of the ancient writings, which still are the only true expressions of divine wisdom.
    I also thank you from all my heart for the good, sincere work you are doing for your neighbours.
    I wish you and your whole family all the good things, God has promised all over his word.
    Your friend Aimo

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  4. So proud of you Vince! Live Large TV is getting better and better btw, I look forward to it every week. You’re definately a role model for me physically. Mark 12:30 says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” You certainly set an example for what it means to give everything you have with your body!

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    • Thanks so much. Means a lot.

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  5. In am sorry to learn, that the judges did not appreciate you. But your efforts did not leave you much behind the 4 others. Keep on it, my friend, do not be tamed by some “experts”, who did not want you to win. I think, that you looked tremendous in the competition day! Figures (numbers) are just figures…

    Best Regards from Aimo, your loyal trainee.

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  6. You don’t need me to tell you that you look great. .

    All good reasons and I like no. 6 best. You are doing what all good leaders and that is lead by example. Long time ago when I was in the army, the old noncoms used to tell me that my purpose was to show my men how to die. I preferred the cliche, how to be brave, but be that as it may… You going out there and blowing your genetic potential is beacon for the rest of the “hardgainers.” Good Luck to you.

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  7. hey vince condolences re the position at the show 5th we are awaiting you pics. seems you fell into the old body builders trap bulking then cutting .

    too much muscle gained and too much FAT , its a fitness model comp. so
    it seems you need to take your own medicine , do as i say not as i do . fred uk

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  8. Hey Vince

    Good luck for your show, from your pic it sure looks like your hard work has paid off and im sure your results on stage will do the same. Im looking forward to the coming vids you will post about how you cut down for the show. It would be interesting to know the comparisons from when you were ‘bulking up’ to how you’ve been training the last few months and how its affected what you can lift/how you eat/cardio involvement etc. and whether both approaches are necessary in cycles or if you would recommend one over the other for specific results.

    Keep inspiring!

    K.

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  9. Anybody to get that quick of results is definately on the juice!

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  10. Vince you may want to take Reiner Ruska off your website he just got busted for Steriods. I hope you are as natural as you say you are.

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  11. OMG……you look so hot Vinnie. Flavia is one lucky lady then again she looks really hot too so your a lucky man. What an awesome power couple.

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  12. awesome!good job! i just got one question ? are you nervous as you get closer to the big event? im guessing you won’t be? and you’ll go balls out! p.s. i don’t mean that in a perverted way. good luck from franky out here in the windy city.

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    • I take it one meal at a time so I’m not thinking about the actual stage until it’s time to go up. I do get nervous though. I have butterflies but they are flying in formation.

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  13. Thank you Vince!
    You shocked me and my wife with your kind words.
    Let us never stop dreaming and working on our dreams to become true.

    I DO still grow, which is a MIRACLE. But I want to give my best, before sending more photos. I know my weak points, too, and will work on them. All depends on eating less carbohydrates and more proteins.
    I do eat like an elk , feeding my body constantly throughout the day or “grazing”, like how elk eats. This keeps my body lean, I mean, that my BF% is little by little getting lower.

    I am very much interested to know, what you did to your abs, because the difference with the latter and the former photos is almost incomprehensible.
    Your new trainer probably flogged you really hard, inhumanly hard?
    Now all depends on the judges, because I am sure, that other competitors are doing their best to leave you behind, if humanly possible. But you know, how to beat them, I am sure.

    I wish you luck, my friend, although luck has nothing to do with winning a hard competition!

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  14. Looking awesome – gonna cheer for you ;)

    I have a question that I would like your opinion on. Whats your take on flat back bench press and arched back bench press? Which do you think the best to add size to the chest?

    Best of luck

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  15. Hey Vince,

    Looking awesome…you are truly an inspiration to us all. Have been on your program for 8 months now, put on 14 pounds of muscle. Started my “leaning” out phase April 1st, with your pic as a guide and my desire do have the best body I can as my motivation.

    Good luck at the show, and thanks again for all you do and will continue to do for all of us “skinny” guys…

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  16. Charles Mclaughlin April 11, 2011 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Hey Vince,
    You look like you worked your butt off to get into great conditioning. Your upper body looks really cut. I am glad that your pursuing your dream as all people should. Thanks for always being such an inspiration to your readers. I hope that you are able to win the overall prize! Let us know how you did.

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  17. @aimo

    Hey Aimo! My transformation winner who shocked the world. Keep breaking hearts and shattering goals my man.

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  18. Hello, my greatly honoured trainer and coach!

    I am really impressed seeing your latest photo. It is going to encourage me to keep my own goals fresh in my mind. You really do what you preach, my friend Vince the Invincible. You have at least now set the best example for men, young and old, how using the best available means and strictly keeping on it, makes the difference between would-be and true results in changing one s body.
    I hope, that you will be given the so hard coveted Championships this year!

    Your pupil, customer and friend Aimo, 73, Spain.

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  19. Originally Posted By Vince@Sean

    Thanks Sean. You should it better than I could. It’s weird for me to say this but it’s true…. You guys can’t try to look like me. You have to think about making yourself the best you can be. You have no idea how hard I push, when I go to bed, what supplements I take, where I get my food, how I know when to back off etc And even if I told you CRYSTAL CLEAR every single thing I did… you probably would still NOT look like me.

    You could end up looking better or not even close… every body responds differently and that’s this sport is all about SELF EXPERIMENTATION and learning things with the best info in front of you.

    There is not RIGHT OR WRONG way to change your body, just a RIGHT WAY that works for YOU. Keep experimenting guys, keep documenting your changes and experiments and keep tweaking them until you get what you want.

    Thanks for all the great support here. You guys are firing me up!

    Well said Vince. I agree 100%, everyone is different genetically and you have to keep experimenting to find what works for you. I finally have, so for me, I know what I have to do to look the way I want. The hard part, DOING IT! LOL

    Last comment: KICK ASS AND TAKE NAMES VINCE!!!!

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  20. Originally Posted By Leonardo Arias
    VINCE,

    I can say that this post is one of the best ones you have shared. You shared more than words… MAN, YOU ARE GONNA WIN. SHOW THEM WHAT YOU GOT. BRO, YOU ARE CERTAINLY A WARRIOR… I know you may be having hard times because of the strict diet, exercise plan, resting time, etc…. But man you got the power… you just demonstrated it in this post… I feel proud to be your reader man… You inspired me. I wish they had a live transmission of the event. Man, bring the gold home!!!!!!

    Thanks bro. Your encouragements means a lot.

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  21. Originally Posted By ChrisW
    DUDE!

    Vince well done mate! Im really friggin’ happy for you man, I know you will storm the stage no matter what the end result.

    To be fair, never take you eyes off the prize – ‘THE PRO CARD BABY’ But reaching sub 5% is going to be a life time accomplishment for you and that in itself should fill you with more pride and you can then take this hard earned confidence into the rest of your life!

    On behalf of your fans from London, UK – SMASH IT MAAATE!

    You look sick brotha – Chin up, Chest out, Stay strong,

    Chris W

    Thanks so much Chris. I’m going to smash my competition and tear them from limb to limb. haha

    My good buddy, Liam Mailer, from the UK is visiting me in Canada and will be accompanying me to the show so I’ll have good UK representation by my side!

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  22. Originally Posted By george superbootcamps
    Hi Vince,

    Good reasons to get back on stage. I have two questions:
    1, Are you going to release some of the things you have learned from working with a coach to get you properly prepped?
    2, Are you aware of the ‘height in cm -100 = your 5% BF weight limit’? This is something I find very interesting. You can read about it here
    http://www.leangains.com/2010/12/maximum-muscular-potential.html

    Keep up the good work, and good luck for the show

    My coach is MY coach. If he were YOUR coach he would probably do things completely differently and depending on where your body is starting and where you are working towards.

    That is CRUCIAL to understand. That’s one reason I have no problem sharing “my secrets” because they are MY SECRETS that work for ME.

    Now.. that doesn’t mean my secrets are not good things to experiment with but the outcome is not guaranteed to be the same as mine.

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  23. Originally Posted By rocky
    Vince, you seriously are the man. When i seen what you looked like before you decided to do all this i thought there was no way you could get any better than that. But i guess when it comes to Vince Delmonte anythings possible. I have the utmost respect for you and wish you the best man.

    Thanks Rocky. Now it’s time for you to figure what you can do with YOUR body.

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  24. @Sean

    Thanks Sean. You should it better than I could. It’s weird for me to say this but it’s true…. You guys can’t try to look like me. You have to think about making yourself the best you can be. You have no idea how hard I push, when I go to bed, what supplements I take, where I get my food, how I know when to back off etc And even if I told you CRYSTAL CLEAR every single thing I did… you probably would still NOT look like me.

    You could end up looking better or not even close… every body responds differently and that’s this sport is all about SELF EXPERIMENTATION and learning things with the best info in front of you.

    There is not RIGHT OR WRONG way to change your body, just a RIGHT WAY that works for YOU. Keep experimenting guys, keep documenting your changes and experiments and keep tweaking them until you get what you want.

    Thanks for all the great support here. You guys are firing me up!

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  25. Vince, you seriously are the man. When i seen what you looked like before you decided to do all this i thought there was no way you could get any better than that. But i guess when it comes to Vince Delmonte anythings possible. I have the utmost respect for you and wish you the best man.

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  26. NICE VINCE!!! just want u to know ur a huge inspiration for me!!! keep up the awesome work!!! cant wait to find out how u did it!!

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  27. Hi Vince,

    Good reasons to get back on stage. I have two questions:
    1, Are you going to release some of the things you have learned from working with a coach to get you properly prepped?
    2, Are you aware of the ‘height in cm -100 = your 5% BF weight limit’? This is something I find very interesting. You can read about it here
    http://www.leangains.com/2010/12/maximum-muscular-potential.html

    Keep up the good work, and good luck for the show

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  28. DUDE!

    Vince well done mate! Im really friggin’ happy for you man, I know you will storm the stage no matter what the end result.

    To be fair, never take you eyes off the prize – ‘THE PRO CARD BABY’ But reaching sub 5% is going to be a life time accomplishment for you and that in itself should fill you with more pride and you can then take this hard earned confidence into the rest of your life!

    On behalf of your fans from London, UK – SMASH IT MAAATE!

    You look sick brotha – Chin up, Chest out, Stay strong,

    Chris W

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  29. Lovely Man,

    I quite sure you will hive your best on stage as well !

    Best Wishes.

    Amit

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  30. VINCE,

    I can say that this post is one of the best ones you have shared. You shared more than words… MAN, YOU ARE GONNA WIN. SHOW THEM WHAT YOU GOT. BRO, YOU ARE CERTAINLY A WARRIOR… I know you may be having hard times because of the strict diet, exercise plan, resting time, etc…. But man you got the power… you just demonstrated it in this post… I feel proud to be your reader man… You inspired me. I wish they had a live transmission of the event. Man, bring the gold home!!!!!!

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  31. Looking Good Vince! I might have to get you onto my site for an interview soon with Six Pack Abs like that buddy! Good luck with the show!

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  32. Looking great Vince! Keep it up and I know ur going to win 1st place!

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  33. Looking “Most Muscular” bud. Keep up the good work and remember if your training hard there might be someone training even harder, so kill it in the gym and destroy the competition on stage. We all know ya will!

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  34. @Vince
    This is from someone who is 42 yrs old and has been following your for years now. I have mad respect for your efforts and sound advice. People, it takes massive dedication and hardcore training to get to Vince’s stage, so don’t think you can look like this without the same dedication.

    No disrespect here, only trying to advance you to the next level. I know I have my flaws too. I noticed that your shoulders have gotten bigger and wider, nice work. The abs are not only cut, but have thickness! You have improved all the way around my man.

    Like I said, I think you’ll win it this year. ;-)

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  35. Great Job Vince!! All you need now is a cape and a big red S on your chest. I know your wife Flavia is a really happy woman.

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  36. First off, congrats. You are the living proof that hard work pays off every time. I’m doing the kinda the same for myself, now doing an extreme program to lose 20 or so pounds for my brother’s wedding on april 30st. I know is a lot, but It’s only for 25 days. After that, I’m going to continue with my regular program. I still have a long way to go.

    I have a question for you. Right now I am 219, height is 5’9” at 33.8% body fat. Like I said I still have a long way to go to get to my goal which is 160lbs.
    One of my dreams is to compete on stage too, but I want to now, do you think I still have to much weight to drop, do I need to lose some pounds first and then sign up on a contest, or can I get to contest shape and, let’s say 6 months or so? Your advice will be greatly appreciated.

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  37. If I may borrow from lyrics of my favorite song: ["You're] a beast, [you're] an animal, [you're] that monster in the mirror . . . The headliner, finisher, [you're] the closer, winner!” Best wishes, Vince!!!!

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  38. All I can say is….DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYM!

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  39. I quite enjoy reading your posts etc. Many folks are rooting for you to win – either way, as many folks have mentioned, you have already “won” in getting the best body for yourself. But we do all understand that if you win, the mag covers can go a long, long way for your business. Sincerely hope you will win – for yourself, for Flavia or simply to live well – I mean, live large :-)

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  40. wow congrats dude. looking better than ever.

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  41. Awesome job Vince,hope you win man! Good luck and keep up the good work!

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  42. Good luck Vince. Very inspiring how you keep pushing yourself out of the comfort-zone. Keep goin’ ;)

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  43. Looking good and walking the walk, that’s what this is about !!!

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  44. Now, that is looking good!

    BTW, I have a pic of a female BB who{three years ago) was 6’2″ and 230 lbs:) However[she--IMO--appeared to be drug-free and[hopefully] today], she had a ‘show-and-go’ body:)

    If you are interested, I will be happy to forward these photos of her.

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  45. Great job Vince!
    Was just wondering, do fitness models do a water cut like bodybuilders?

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  46. Originally Posted By Sean
    Next bulk cycle: work on lats/traps/calves and a little more peak on the bi’s. That will complete your look if you want perfection. ;-)

    I don’t mind if people critique my physique, even if I didn’t invite them to do so or seek out their opinion. I have a professional coach who is not shy in telling me where I need to work on and I obviously have a set of eyes too… I’m not blind to my own weak areas.

    But I will say… if you can’t accept criticism, bodybuilding is NOT for you, which is why I don’t mind this fella critiquing my body. Bodybuilding is a sport that you need to be HARD on yourself. If you’re willing to accept areas that are weak, find a different sport. And if you don’t like being judged, bodybuilding is NOT for you either.

    Bring it on!

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  47. Vince, Just a thought. Look up Frank Zane and see if you can view some of his poseing routines. I was at the 1970′s Mr. Olympia championships in NYC and watched Frank Zane on stage way back when Arnold, Sergio Olivia, Mike kats, Dave Drapper, Frankco Colombo and Others were competeing. You have Frank Zanes physic and he knows how to bring the best out… You can have a great physic but if you don’t pose correctly, the judges can’t see your strength’s. Good Luck Herc.

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  48. Vince,

    I’ve been posting EVERYWHERE on how impressed I am with how you are looking going into this contest!!!!! I hope you decide to do both??? And like WOW!!!!! YOU ARE LOOKING LIKE A MAN WHO”S GOING TO OWN THE SHOW, BROW!!!!! Good luck.

    Isaac

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  49. Awesome !! Vince, like what your doing for us readers. showing us the before and after of your training. Shows us how we can transform ourselves if we just continue listening to all your e-mail and video’s advises. I was planning on doing and other collage for you ( remember Raw Power ). with some pictures I had, but I’ll wait till you send then NEW ones . Stay Strong Vince… and Good Luck Herc.

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  50. Dang! Yes, I’d say that’s the best shape I’ve seen you in Vince.

    A tip though, don’t wear the white socks when you are on stage… ;O)

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  51. Great post Vince. Keep living large!

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  52. All that I can say is “holy fook” good job you inspire so many people vince!!

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  53. Hi Vince

    I never comment on anything but I have to tell you, YOU are doing a great job!
    I have followed and watched you and your website/emails since 2008 (I think thats when I bought your ebook). And besides beeing the one who introduced me to names like John Berardi, Mike Boyle, Alwyn Cosgrove and many more, you have given me quite some inspiration and tips on training. It has influenced me greatly when I talk to skinny guys at the gym where I work.
    I tell them to check you out – hope they have.

    Don’t pay any attention to above comments about your calves etc…do they know what you used to look like?

    Most guys would have given up many times over…

    I think you look HOT!

    You are a winner any way you look at it so just relax and enjoy the show!

    And if you want to celebrate check out my website and I send you some…

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  54. Next bulk cycle: work on lats/traps/calves and a little more peak on the bi’s. That will complete your look if you want perfection. ;-)

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  55. NICE! Seeing some good bulk that you lacked last time. Your abs are bulked out too. I made it to my goal of 8%BF @ 183lbs but I might go lower, not sure yet. I do see my abs now which make me happier, but being shredded will eventually be a final goal soon.
    Kick butt in the contest! I think you are going to win it this year. ;-)

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  56. Looking good Vincenzo, an inspiration to us all!

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  57. Awesome body there. How long have you been in “shred” mode?
    Also I think you might have wanted to build up you quads and calves a little, you’re looking a little Johnny Bravo-ish.

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  58. Hey Vince,
    Your definitely looking your best yet!!! Your abs are looking razor sharp (almost look like soap bars). Anyone can bulk up, get huge and lift massive weight. It takes real dedication to be able to diet down and get shredded beyond belief. So hats off to you.
    I actually thought I was going to be competing in the same contest as you but It looks like you ditched Ontario for Georgia. Too bad I was looking forward to meeting you.
    Good luck. Can’t wait to hear how it went.

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  59. Hey Vince,
    Great Job! And you already look fantastic without water and carb depletion. Stay focused the last couple of days and you’ll reach your goal. As u already said “it’s you against you”. So go for GOLD!
    Chris from Germany

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  60. Looooooking BEASTLY vince.great job!

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  61. DAAAMN Vince…

    Congrats on a GREAT job!!

    Ive been following you for a long time, and this is by far your best physique in my opinion.

    Abs are lookin INSANE!!!

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